Call to Confession
God did not send God's Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:17) Let us confess our sin before God, and receive God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, God.
We have lost our hearty appetite
Instead, we snack on bread that was meant to sustain us
only for a day ...
bread that will not keep us from dying
of our own making.
This is the bread we choose
as we stray from your Table
and the feast of eternity
that is laid out for us there.
Forgive us, we pray,
because the bread of the moment
is not made with the same kind of fortitude.
It leaves us hungry,
and hungry people find it difficult
to love radically
and share extravagant grace
as Jesus did.
Breathe life into the cosmos, Living Bread;
breathe life into our spirits,
so that we too can meet your people
where they are
and offer them the Bread of Life
according to your will.
Assurance of God's Grace
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10) In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one another.
The peace of Christ be with you.
Please extend the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this week.
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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